Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County, Death Years Through 2011 Melanoma of the Skin
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-8
Reduce the melanoma cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 2.4? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Recent Trend Period2
North Carolina (State) No 2.9 (2.8, 3.1) 291 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.0 (-0.5, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
United States No 2.7 (2.7, 2.7) 8,913 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.0 (-0.1, 0.2) 2007 - 2011
Stanly County No 6.1 (3.8, 9.3) 5 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Davidson County No 4.7 (3.4, 6.4) 8 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 1.7 (-1.2, 4.7) 2007 - 2011
Surry County No 4.5 (2.8, 7.0) 4 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Onslow County No 4.4 (2.8, 6.5) 5 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Catawba County No 4.2 (2.9, 5.8) 7 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.7 (-2.0, 3.4) 2007 - 2011
Union County No 4.1 (2.8, 5.9) 6 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Cleveland County No 3.7 (2.3, 5.7) 4 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 1.7 (-1.2, 4.7) 2007 - 2011
Wilkes County No 3.6 (2.0, 6.0) 3 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Alamance County No 3.4 (2.2, 4.9) 6 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 1.7 (-1.5, 4.9) 2007 - 2011
New Hanover County No 3.4 (2.4, 4.7) 7 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Forsyth County No 3.4 (2.6, 4.3) 12 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-2.1, 2.0) 2007 - 2011
Randolph County No 3.4 (2.2, 5.1) 5 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Henderson County No 3.3 (2.2, 4.9) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.5 (-2.6, 3.7) 2007 - 2011
Johnston County No 3.2 (2.0, 4.7) 5 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Rockingham County No 3.2 (1.9, 5.2) 4 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.0 (-4.3, 2.5) 2007 - 2011
Buncombe County No 3.1 (2.2, 4.2) 9 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-3.0, 2.1) 2007 - 2011
Iredell County No 3.0 (1.9, 4.4) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.1 (-4.4, 2.3) 2007 - 2011
Orange County No 3.0 (1.7, 4.9) 3 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Moore County No 2.9 (1.8, 4.5) 4 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Craven County No 2.9 (1.6, 4.8) 3 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -2.2 (-5.5, 1.1) 2007 - 2011
Cumberland County No 2.9 (2.1, 4.1) 8 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.9 (-1.5, 3.2) 2007 - 2011
Mecklenburg County No 2.9 (2.4, 3.6) 21 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.7 (-3.1, -0.3) 2007 - 2011
Gaston County No 2.9 (2.0, 4.1) 7 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-3.0, 2.6) 2007 - 2011
Guilford County No 2.8 (2.1, 3.5) 14 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.6, 1.2) 2007 - 2011
Cabarrus County No 2.8 (1.8, 4.2) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.5 (-4.5, 1.7) 2007 - 2011
Brunswick County No 2.7 (1.6, 4.3) 4 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Wake County No 2.7 (2.2, 3.4) 20 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -13.0 (-33.2, 13.4) 2007 - 2011
Rowan County No 2.6 (1.6, 4.0) 4 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.9 (-4.5, 0.9) 2007 - 2011
Wayne County Yes 2.4 (1.4, 4.0) 3 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Pitt County Yes 2.3 (1.3, 3.7) 3 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Durham County Yes 1.8 (1.1, 2.8) 4 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.5 (-2.9, 4.1) 2007 - 2011
Alexander County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Alleghany County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Anson County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Ashe County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Avery County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Beaufort County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Bertie County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Bladen County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Burke County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 * ** *
Caldwell County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Camden County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Carteret County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 * ** *
Caswell County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Chatham County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Cherokee County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Chowan County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Clay County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Columbus County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Currituck County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Dare County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Davie County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Duplin County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Edgecombe County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Franklin County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Gates County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Graham County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Granville County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Greene County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Halifax County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Harnett County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Haywood County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Hertford County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Hoke County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Hyde County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Jackson County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Jones County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Lee County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Lenoir County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Lincoln County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Macon County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Madison County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Martin County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
McDowell County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Mitchell County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Montgomery County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Nash County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Northampton County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Pamlico County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Pasquotank County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Pender County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Perquimans County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Person County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Polk County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Richmond County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Robeson County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Rutherford County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Sampson County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Scotland County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Stokes County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Swain County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Transylvania County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Tyrrell County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Vance County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Warren County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Washington County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Watauga County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Wilson County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Yadkin County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Yancey County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/21/2014 7:39 pm.
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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